French: Toui para German: Braunkinnsittich Spanish: Catita alidorada
India; error = “Guiana”
Subspecies and Distribution
B. c. chrysoptera
(Linnaeus, 1766) – NE Venezuela SE through the Guianas to CN Brazil (Roraima E to Amapá).
B. c. tenuifrons
Friedmann, 1945 – upper R Negro, in NW Brazil.
B. c. solimoensis
Gyldenstolpe, 1941 – middle Amazon from Codajás to Manaus (NC Brazil).
B. c. tuipara
(J. F. Gmelin, 1788) – S of Amazon from R Tapajós E to Maranhão (NC Brazil).
B. c. chrysosema
P. L. Sclater, 1864 – R Madeira and tributaries S to N Mato Grosso, in W Brazil.
16 cm; 47–80 g. Close to B. cyanoptera but primary-coverts bright orange, chin spot orange-brown, blue in flight-feathers greatly reduced; has brownish frontal... read more
Common calls include a high-pitched “klee”, shrill “chree” or bisyllabic “chree-chree”, given both... read more
Cloud forest to 1200 m N of Orinoco, elsewhere lowland primary rain forest, second-growth along... read more
Food and feeding
Largely concentrates on flowers, taking nectar of e.g. Noranthea, Inga laterifolia, Erythrina amazonica, ... read more
Occupied nest-holes in Feb, Apr, Sept and Nov in Surinam; Apr, Jul–Aug and Nov in French Guiana, where numerous flying young observed... read more
Some irregular wandering suggested by records near Paramaribo, Surinam, in Jul–Aug and Oct... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Locally common to abundant, even in cities, in all range states, and is relatively little traded. There have been some local declines in E... read more
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